This webinar offers the opportunity to hear about exciting work in progress that is likely to be of interest to many in our thematic group and beyond.
“Implementing and evaluating capability care for patients with neuromuscular disease” – Bart Bloemen (Radboud UMC, the Netherlands)
“Health capability profile of people living with chronic hepatitis B virus in rural Senegal, a research protocol” – Marion Coste (Aix-Marseille University, France)
“Quality of life for young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions” – Isabella Floredin (University of Bristol, UK)
“Interdepartmental relationships and tensions: initial findings on the complexities of delivering a national social assistance for disability programme” – Zara Trafford (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)HDCA Webinar Health and Disability HDCA Videos
Speaker: Sridhar Venkatapuram, King’s College London
Has the COVID-19 pandemic reaffirmed or diminished the coherence and usefulness of the capabilities approach (CA) in relation to health, disability and ageing? In this presentation, Sridhar will discuss the surprising disconnect between the influence of the CA in development thinking and policies, and the policy responses in LMICs to COVID.
This webinar aims to shed light on the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on children by looking at it through the capabilities approach. It brings together three scholars from different corners of the globe, who will discuss the situation of children in their own regions, and how this may speak to concerns about the effects that the pandemic has had on children’s well-being and capabilities.
Caroline Hart (University of Sheffield): Children living in a Covid-19 World: Reflections from England
Kate Sollis (Australian National University): COVID-19 and its impacts on children and young people in Australia: An evidence review
Graciela Tonon (Universidad de Palermo): Children`s views on the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative studyHDCA Webinar Children and Youth
Panelists: Alex A. Frediani, University College London, and Melanie Walker, University of the Free State
In these times of the pandemic, for us as academics, researchers and practitioners who are carrying out our work using participatory approaches, the lockdowns, restrictions on travel, connectivity problems, and the declining availability of stakeholders has serious implications for the quality and the validity of the participatory inquiries and outcomes of our projects.
Through this discussion, we wish to create a collective learning space to come out with options and alternatives that could be adopted to stay true to the principles and processes of participatory research in the pandemic era. What are the frameworks within the capability approach that enable us to understand the present crisis through participatory research? What have been the lived experiences of the researchers in taking forward their participatory work? Is there scope for methodological negotiations and alternatives that could be recommended for participatory researchers to be able to do justice to their research agenda and objectives?HDCA Webinar Participatory Methods HDCA Videos
Covid 19 has highlighted inequalities that have led to drastically different outcomes for different demographics. Some will be able to work from home, others will need to remain at work and clearly at a higher risk. In the black men have been found to be several times more likely to die from the illness than their white counterparts. Across the world the impact of the illness will play into existing inequalities.
In the midst of the crisis, some of the largest protests seen in the US in half a century have flared up over police violence towards black citizens. Many consider this a potential moment for change towards more just structures.
Demands for a more just environment have been called of, and a reconstruction of social systems which many argue reproduces injustice. This discussion asks how we can understand this through a capabilities lens. The panellists are all thinkers who have used the capability approach extensively.
Information on panelists can be downloaded as a pdf file
This webinar was organized by the Innovation, Technology and Design thematic group, in cooperation with SERI (Sustainable Europe Research Institute).
Presenters: Rafael Ziegler (GETIDOS, Universität Greifswald), Josephine Balzac (Rollins College), Sylvia Lorek (Sustainable Europe Research Institute), Asanga Ranasinghe (Stampede Accelerator and Co-ordinator TG Technology, Innovation and Design)
Moderated by Anna Colom (Open University and Co-ordinator TG Technology, Innovation and Design)HDCA Webinar Technology, Innovation & Design